Posts Tagged ‘shift2020‘

Shift 2020 Brain Food Newsletter (Rudy de Waele)

On request of our CEO, Gerd Leonhard, here’s an excerpt from (yours truly) Rudy de Waele‘s shift 2020 Brain Food newsletter, a must read regular newsletter on the digital transformation topics changing our world in business and society. Rudy’s website can be found at shift2020.com. He

How Technology will Impact our Future? Keynote Presentation by Rudy de Waele (video)

In our series “The Futures Agency Speakers Videos“, here’s a keynote presentation of digital transformation strategist Rudy de Waele on the future impact of technology on business and society at #ECOC14 (http://www.ecoc2014.org/). A condensed overview of foresights in the area’s of the Internet of Things (IoT), Smart Cities,

Rudy de Waele on Big Data, IoT and co-Innovation

In our series “The Futures Agency Speakers Videos“, here’s a short interview with digital transformation strategist Rudy de Waele taken at The Drum’s Disruption Day on Big Data, the Internet of Things (IoT) and co-Innovation: Rudy says the industry is still in the “early frame” of utilising big

NAO Robots shows self-awareness

A robot allegedly demonstrates basic self-awareness while attempting to solve a classic logic puzzle. Researchers at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute AI and Reasoning Lab in New York adapted the classic inductive reasoning puzzle known as The King’s Wise Men and posed the problem to a

IBM’s Watson can detect attitude in your writing

The latest tool in IBM’s cognitive computing platform can help you analyse the way your words come across to others. To read a message and to judge the tone conveyed in the message comes naturally to humans. But, at times, the tone may be overlooked,

Spotify using Deep Learning to Create the Ultimate Personalised Playlist

Spotify recently introduced Discover Weekly: the best-ever recommendations delivered to users as a weekly mixtape of fresh music. The streaming service will create weekly, personalized playlists based on people’s individual listening patterns. This is a major improvement in the recommendations offered to you by Spotify – something

Flickr is using Deep Learning to auto-tag images

Shortly after unveiling its updates to build bigger and faster neural nets, now Nvidia explains in a blog post how it helped Flickr build its “Magic View” auto-tagging feature that can sort through all of the 11 billion images on its servers.

The Futures Agency YouTube Channel

Check out our new The Futures Agency Channel on Youtube. A selection of the best videos and interviews of our speakers, including Gerd Leonhard, Rohit Talwar, Glen Hiemstra, Ross Dawson, Yuri Van Geest, Rudy De Waele, Simon Torrance and many more. The channel is updated regularly

Can You Run A City Based On Happiness?

Here’s an interesting article on how a city can learn more about its citizens by using data analytics. The results are always surprising! Santa Monica’s Wellbeing Project is the result of two years of work and a $1 million grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies. The goal was

Sustainability, the Soul of Technology

Check out Rudy de Waele’s presentation on “Sustainability, the Soul of Technology” at the Technology Ventures Conference in Cambridge, UK . Sustainability, the Soul of Technology from Rudy De Waele